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Apr 19 08:19

BEX Alert!!! - "Nazi invasion of London EXPOSED: World's top Holocaust deniers... filmed at secret race hate rally where Jews are referred to as the 'enemy' "

Nazi sympathisers, Holocaust deniers and their supporters from across the world have held a sickening secret rally in Britain at which speakers unleashed anti-Semitic rants, referring to Jews as ‘the enemy’ and ‘children of darkness’.

The meeting of the shadowy organisation will fuel fears of a growing resurgence in hatred towards Jews across Europe. The vile event was observed by a Mail on Sunday undercover team. Held in London’s Victoria, the meeting was, said experts, the most significant gathering of Holocaust deniers Britain has ever seen, with speakers invited from Spain, Canada and the United States.

Apr 19 05:23

Screwing the Young & Old

Apr 18 08:20

PHOTO: School blames ‘poor lighting’ for paltry Michelle O lunch

That’s not really a fish filet with a whole wheat bun resting on top.

Nah, your eyes are playing tricks on you.

That’s what administrators at Virginia’s Portsmouth Public Schools want parents to believe after a mother took a photo of her child’s paltry school lunch and posted it on social media.

The mom says James Hurst Elementary served the lunch Tuesday.

After the photo began circulating around the community, Food Service Coordinator Jim Gehlhoff admitted the lunch “concerns us,” but added that it might not actually be as bad as it looks.

portsmouth-lunch“Poor lighting and food presentation make this lunch unappealing,” he said in a statement released to the media.

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Apr 18 07:11

‘Monster Marijuana’ To Become Reality As Monsanto Patents GMO Pot

‘Monster Marijuana’ To Become Reality As Monsanto Patents GMO Pot
Last week Monsanto announced that it had patented the first genetically modified strain of marijuana. This news has far-reaching consequences for drugs policy, since cannabis is still an illegal substance. Many believe Monsanto’s interest in the market must mean that full legalization of the drug for recreational purposes is on the horizon, but at what cost?

Apr 18 06:05

George Soros: 5 Reasons Not to Trust Him

Apr 16 18:38

Up to 300,000 students have boycotted New York State standardized testing this week as parents and teachers band together in the growing anti-testing movement. Some districts are reporting up to 70% of students refusing to take the test.

It's an anti-testing tsunami.
Thousands of families across the Empire State said no to standardized testing, boycotting the state-mandated English Language Arts exams which began Tuesday.
While accurate figures were hard to come by, testing opponents, parents groups, and school officials from Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, to Buffalo all agreed the number is likely to far exceed the 60,000 students who refused to take the test last year.

Apr 16 14:38

Thousands of students boycott state-mandated exams

Jessie Rothenberg, age 8, holds a sign while sitting on her father's shoulders while protesting Gov. Cuomo's education policies in Park Slope, Brooklyn, in March. Stephanie Keith/for New York Daily News It's an anti-testing tsunami.

Apr 16 09:33

Demonstrators rally at USC to raise minimum wage

Hundreds of Los Angeles workers and community members gathered Wednesday in the neighborhood surrounding the University Park campus to rally for an increase in the minimum wage from $9 to $15.25 with enforcement provisions and paid sick leave.

Part of a national effort, the demonstration, organized by the coalition Raise the Wage LA, was called “Fight for $15 on 4/15” and began in downtown Los Angeles early Wednesday morning.

Apr 16 08:08

SCHOOL NURSE REFUSES TO TREAT STUDENT AFTER SHE REFUSES TO RECITE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

A Pennsylvania school was refused medical treatment after she exercised her right not to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance. Opting out of the Pledge is a Constitutionally-protected right, and this right has been upheld numerous times. But the Carlisle Area School District decided that if they couldn’t force the eighth grader to stand for the Pledge, they could ban her from receiving medical aid from the school nurse.

Apr 16 05:14

Redhead banned from school for being too ginger

NOT since the middle ages has there been such a witch hunt for a redhead.
A 17-year-old, who was about to sit her senior exams, has been banned from school because her hair is too ginger.
Emily Reay has naturally auburn hair, and toldThe Mirror she has had the same colour for three years.
But after returning from the Easter school holiday break, teachers at Trinity School in Carlisle, UK, banned her from attending classes again until she had a “more appropriate” hair colour.

Apr 15 17:57

FAA investigating Florida mailman's landing of gyrocopter on U.S. Capitol lawn

From the mailman himself. Watch the vid.

UPDATE 2:45 p.m.: ST. PETERSBURG — Doug Hughes' close friend and co-worker, Mike Shanahan, said today that the Ruskin mailman is not a terrorist and did not mean any harm with his protest.

And just hours before Hughes landed in Washington, Hughes' friend said he called a Secret Service agent to notify him of the possibility of the gyrocopter flight.

"He's not a suicide bomber, he's a patriot," said Shanahan, 65, of Apollo Beach. The whole stunt centers around Hughes' effort to change campaign finance laws, "or the lack thereof," according to Shanahan.

Apr 15 12:32

GERMLINE ENGINEERING COULD LEAD TO DESIGNER BABIES AND SUPERSTRENGTH

In the past month momentum has mounted around a technology called CRISP?R-Cas9, often described as a “search and replace” tool for DNA. The reason? It’s possible that scientists are now looking into using the revolutionary technique to permanently edit the genome of human eggs, sperm and embryos, a process called germline engineering.

Apr 15 10:47

Education departments, textbook publishers now spying on students’ social media accounts

One of the globe's biggest publishers of textbooks and other educational materials has taken to monitoring the social media accounts of students

Apr 15 09:31

Everyone's Going Crazy Trying To Solve This Math Problem

A TV presenter in Singapore recently brought up this math problem and people on the Internet have been going crazy trying to solve it. Do you have what it takes to find the answer?

Apr 15 08:52

"Staggering" Student Loan Defaults On Deck: 27% Of Students Are A Month Behind On Their Payments

Calls for a benevolent suspension of both personal responsibility and accounting truisms (which mandate that one person’s liability is everywhere and always someone else’s asset) in the interest of forgiving all student loans at the expense of the US taxpayer aside, America has a student debt problem. Here are some good places to start if you need a refresher:

Apr 15 05:53

How Zionists Are Destroying Free Speech In Universities

An academic conference, International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Responsibility and Exceptionalism, was due to start this Friday but the University of Southampton - citing spurious ‘health and safety’ concerns -cancelled it, following intense pressure from the pro-Israel lobby. Despite many academics writing to the university expressing their dismay and a petitionwhich garnered wide public support, an application at the High Court yesterday denied organisers a judicial review and the conference has now beenpostponed indefinitely. While an outrageous affront to freedom of speech, Southampton’s capitulation to external pressure is not hugely surprising. The Israel lobby has a long history of censorship, including in universities, which are no longer bastions of free speech.

Apr 13 18:07

Israel uses child slave labour to plant and harvest its agriculture. Not a big deal though

Palestinian children as young as 11 are being employed under dangerous conditions in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank in breach of international law, a human rights group said on Monday. Hundreds of child labourers are working in farms and agricultural businesses in the strategically sensitive Jordan Valley for just £13 a day, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch, which documented cases of young people suffering work-related ill health and injuries.

Apr 11 18:37

The most important education law is 50 years old, and we're still fighting about it

This sentence from the New York Times might seem straight out of a debate about education in Congress today: "The strings attached to the federal funds were causing many educators to question whether the schools would be run locally or from Washington."

Apr 11 15:16

The Bombing of West Philly 5/13/85

Apr 10 17:58

Eighth Grader Charged With Felony Cybercrime For Changing Teacher’s Desktop Wallpaper

A middle school student who said he was just trying to play a prank on a teacher he didn't like was charged with a cybercrime Wednesday after authorities said he hacked into his school's secure computer network. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office has charged Domanik Green, an eighth-grader at Paul R. Smith Middle School, with an offense against a computer system and unauthorized access, a felony. Sheriff Chris Nocco said Thursday that Green logged onto the school's network on March 31 using an administrative-level password without permission. He then changed the background image on a teacher's computer to one showing two men kissing.

Apr 09 09:19

Avoid Becoming a Patsy like Dzhokar Tsarnaev

by Henry Makow, Ph.D.

Modern life presents some unique challenges. STD's. Student loans. Gender bending etc. None is greater than the danger of becoming a patsy. This short article shows you how to avoid becoming the target of a massive, televised manhunt, and being vilified and butchered in the process.

Apr 09 06:36

New Bill Would Have Teachers Diagnose Psychological Issues in Children and Report Them to Police

Considering the state of our schools today, this is positively frightening.

Apr 08 12:51

The Zionist Lobby and a Cowed Academia - When Free Speech Becomes Dead Silence

The sudden cancellation of an academic conference on Israel, as well as the lack of outcry from 'mainstream' media, demonstrates once again the skewed limits to 'free speech' in 'advanced' Western democracies. 'Je suis Charlie' already feels like ancient history. It certainly does not apply when it comes to scrutiny of the state of Israel.

Apr 08 09:39

This Is How Education Kills Creativity

Is it a coincidence that pretty much all children love to write stories, have fantastic imaginations, enjoy getting messy, painting, making music, inventing characters, acting out plays, drawing and making things? Why don’t we carry this natural capacity throughout adulthood? Why would nature intend us to lose these gifts?

Apr 07 09:27

NBC'S LAW & ORDER: VACCINE AGENDA MOUTHPIECE

To honor April as National Autism Awareness Month, NBC’s Law and Order has decided to run a new episode titled Granting Immunity.’ This episode revolves around a measles outbreak in an elementary school due to parents that didn’t vaccinate their children. No stranger to taking the wrong side of controversy, it appears NBC is looking to follow in the footsteps of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel to attack parents who still want medical choice. This is termed ‘behavior placement’ in which subtle messages are woven into shows. It should be noted that watching television instantly switches a viewer’s brainwaves into the alpha state (relaxation, suggestibility etc.). Next to criminality and fraud from the mainstream medical community, it appears ridicule and brainwashing are the only ‘real science’ vaccines still command.

Apr 07 09:13

Best government — governs least

RALPH WALDO EMERSON WROTE IN AN ESSAY TITLED “POLITICS”: “THE LESS GOVERNMENT WE HAVE, THE BETTER.”

Apr 07 08:59

Southampton faces outcry from staff and public over cancelled Israel conference

The University of Southampton is facing a public outcry and discontent from staff over its cancellation of a conference on Israel and international law.

After months of pressure from pro-Israel advocacy groups, university officials announced last week that the event would not take place due to concerns over 'health and safety'.

Since organisers revealed that Southampton was pulling the plug, more than 9,300 people have signed a petition calling for the university to "uphold free speech & allow the conference on Israel and international law to proceed."

Within the university itself, more than 30 researchers, lecturers and professors at Southampton have joined a list of some 900 academics expressing support for the conference.

Apr 06 18:00

How America Became an Oligarchy

Apr 06 13:53

Ukraine’s Poroshenko Commits Gaffe During University Speech

Demonstrating his history skills in front of university students, Petro Poroshenko miscalculated events by a few centuries.

Apr 06 10:59

CALIFORNIA VACCINE EXEMPTION BILL FACES CRUCIAL FIRST TEST ON WEDNESDAY

CALIFORNIA VACCINE EXEMPTION BILL FACES CRUCIAL FIRST TEST ON WEDNESDAY
On Wednesday, a controversial bill proposed by three state lawmakers to abolish all vaccine exemptions in the Golden State — except for medical reasons — begins an uphill journey through the Legislature. And many observers wonder if it will encounter a similar fate.Democratic-led efforts to ban vaccine exemptions in Oregon and Washington state toppled one after the other last month amid fervent opposition from parents and anti-vaccine groups who say the bills would have trampled their fundamental rights to decide how to care for their own children. Now it's California's turn to try.

Apr 06 10:10

Think eugenics could never come to America? It already has: victims now being compensated in Virginia

The 11 remaining victims of a covert sterilization program between the years of 1924 and 1979 have received compensation by the commonwealth

Apr 05 09:02

Warning over thousands of unqualified teachers 'jeopardising' children's education in Britain - The latest government figures show that 17,100 unqualified teachers are working in publicly funded schools across England

A teachers’ union has warned against the use of unqualified staff in schools, claiming it is jeopardising children’s education.
Figures from a NASUWT survey suggested that numbers of unqualified teachers were increasing, with more than 60 per cent of the 4,600 members questioned saying they were working alongside staff who had not completed their training.

Apr 05 08:59

L.I. Student’s Bathroom Joke Prompts First Amendment Fight

A Long Island teen claims his First Amendment rights were violated when he was punished by school administrators for a line he ad-libbed during the school’s variety show.

Kyle Vetrano, the student body president of Miller Place High School, plans to sue the school district.

On March 26, during the first of two performances, Vetrano ad-libbed one line in a skit about the school’s new policy restricting bathroom use to one student at a time, according to attorney John Ray.

“He merely said ‘Is this what our superintendent gets paid all that money for, to write bathroom policy?’” Ray said, adding that the annual show traditionally pokes fun at teachers and school policies.

Apr 04 10:22

Kansas Schools Will Close Early This Spring For Lack Of Funds

Two school districts in Kansas announced this week that the academic year would end early because they lack sufficient funding to keep the schools open.

Concordia Unified School District will finish up six days early, on May 15, and Twin Valley Unified School District will let students out 12 days early, on May 8, the Associated Press reports.

In March, Gov. Sam Brownback (R) signed a school funding overhaul, which resulted in the state's schools losing a combined $51 million meant to help them finish out the current academic year. Members of the Twin Valley school board cited “the present mid-year, unplanned financial cuts recently signed into law" as a reason for the early shutdown.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have a modest proposal for Kansans with kids in public schools: pull your kids out of public school, or leave the state to find a place where kids, and the poor, are not victims of lousy, insane state fiscal policies.

Apr 04 07:31

Common Core education: the insane bottom line

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

“In a tightly controlled setting, subjecting a young child to cognitive dissonance amounts to mind control.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

For the sake of my argument here, I’m putting aside the fact that public education belongs under the purview of the states and not the federal government.

This article is about how the federal government decided Common Core would succeed...

Apr 03 15:34

Defying college’s threats, California students build mock Israeli wall

Members of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Pitzer College had constructed a mock Israeli wall on campus on Tuesday as part of their actions marking Israeli Apartheid Week

Apr 03 12:20

All Over The Country, Kids Are Getting Shocked With Tasers And Sprayed With Chemicals In School

Noe Niño de Rivera spent nearly two months in a medically induced coma after a Texas school resource officer shocked him with a Taser in November 2013. Niño de Rivera, who was 17 at the time, had been trying to break up a fight between other students, his attorney said, though the officer claimed he had been trying to diffuse the violence and the teen interfered.

The shock from the Taser knocked Niño de Rivera to the ground. He hit his head and sustained a severe brain injury. The incident changed his life and deeply affected his family members.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF I were a parent thinking about enrolling a child in a school, I would talk to the Principal, make sure the conversation was recorded, and determine if subduing of students with chemicals and tazers was accepted school district policy.

If the answer from that principal was in the least way affirmative, or if they were trying to duck the question, I would politely thank them for their time, and tell them that I will not tolerate a school policy which allows that, shake their hands, go home, and tell my kid that from that moment forward, they would be home-schooled.

Spraying chemicals on a child, or shocking them as a method of getting them to comply is not "education"; it is a jack-booted, nightmarish form of discipline, which has no place whatsoever in 21st century teaching, unless the purpose of school has become simply to compel compliance, and regurgitate the politically correct preferences of the powerful.

Apr 03 09:45

Probes into Columbus City Schools data scanda scandal still rolling

The Atlanta case is similar to Columbus’ because it involved tampering with records to try to make schools appear better than they were.

Apr 03 08:00

11 Teachers Involved In Scandal Of Fraud In Atlanta

Professor Atlanta

In one of the biggest scandals of fraud in the United States, 11 educators of Atlanta public schools were convicted Wednesday on charges of organized crime following their participation in a scheme to inflate grades of students on standardized tests.

http://whatisusa.info/11-teachers-involved-in-scandal-of-fraud-in-atla...

Apr 03 07:01

Did Israel lobby “bullying and threats” push Univ. of Southampton to cancel conference?

Organizers of an academic conference on Israel are proceeding with an urgent legal challenge after the UK’s University of Southampton today confirmed that it has canceled the event.

As The Electronic Intifada reported on Tuesday, university officials told organizers that they intended to withdraw permission for the conference.

But the university did not publicly confirm the cancelation until today, when it issued a statement citing “the foreseeable risks to safety and public order at and near the conference venue” as a justification for shutting it down.

Apr 02 15:03

Poroshenko Keeps his Word: Donbass Children Don’t Go to School

It will be recalled that last October, Petro Poroshenko contrasted the prospects for Ukrainians with those for people from the Donbass during a speech in Odessa. In particular, the President promised: “Our children will go to schools and kindergartens, while theirs will be holed up in basements!” Thus far, the Ukrainian government has been doing its best to keep its word. Here is one of the children sitting in a basement in accordance with the Ukrainian President’s will.

Apr 02 11:41

11 Teachers Involved In Scandal Of Fraud In Atlanta

Professor Atlanta

In one of the biggest scandals of fraud in the United States, 11 educators of Atlanta public schools were convicted Wednesday on charges of organized crime following their participation in a scheme to inflate grades of students on standardized tests.

http://whatisusa.info/11-teachers-involved-in-scandal-of-fraud-in-atla...

Apr 02 10:14

Stanford just made tuition free for families earning less than $125,000 per year

Stanford University will provide free tuition to parents of students who earn less than $125,000 per year — and if they make less than $65,000, they won't have to contribute to room and board costs either.

Apr 02 10:13

Political Donors Control US Universities

These appointed rulers of the education culture are owned by the governor and the political PAC to whom he or she owes favors. Think monarchy...

Apr 01 20:16

Dimitry Orlov: The USA's License to Kill

....Americans like their weapons, and they like handing them out as a show of support. But more often than not these weapons end up in the wrong hands: the ones they gave to Iraq are now in the hands of ISIS; the ones they gave to the Ukrainian nationalists have been sold to the Syrian government; the ones they gave to the government in Yemen is now in the hands of the Houthis who recently overthrew it. And so the efficacy of lavish military spending has dwindled too. At some point it may become more efficient to modify the US Treasury printing presses to blast bundles of US dollars in the general direction of the enemy.

With the strategy of “destroying in order to create” no longer viable, but with the blind ambition to still try to prevail everywhere in the world somehow still part of the political culture, all that remains is murder. The main tool of foreign policy becomes political assassination: be it Saddam Hussein, or Muammar Qaddafi, or Slobodan Miloševi?, or Osama bin Laden, or any number of lesser targets, the idea is to simply kill them.

Apr 01 17:21

Michelle O’s ‘healthy’ lunches going to the pigs — literally

There’s one group of young eaters who like Michelle Obama’s school lunch program: pigs. -- New Mexico’s Galloping Grace Youth Ranch is accepting fruits and vegetables thrown away by students at several elementary schools in the Rio Rancho area and collects some five tons per week.

Apr 01 17:01

University wimps buckle under Zionist pressure to kill ground-breaking conference

Southampton University, after giving permission to hold a ground-breaking academic conference on International Law and the State of Israel, has been bullied into cancelling.

Apr 01 08:17

More Universities Now Requiring Students to Apply For “Free Speech Permits”

The public university recently required student Nicolas Tomas, who was handing out flyers, to not only get a “free speech permit” but to also seek approval from school officials over the content of his hand-outs and to restrict his activity to a campus “free-speech zone.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That is not free speech. That is permitted speech.

Apr 01 06:51

Divestment referendum blocked at Northeastern

Activists at Northeastern University in Boston say they have been silenced by their student government after it blocked a divestment referendum from appearing on an upcoming election ballot.

The referendum would have asked students whether they would support divestment from four US companies that profit from Israel’s violations of Palestinians’ rights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So Israel has subverted our education system, along with the government!

Apr 01 04:55

Pro-terrorist Cornell University takes money from globalist Bill Gates to push GMOs destroying America

Using financing from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ivy League Cornell University's Alliance for Science has launched a multi-million-dollar broadside

Mar 31 16:01

Google ‘Thought Police’ to rank websites based on their “truth”

In the near future the pro Obama search giant plans to rank websites based on their so-called truthfulness

Mar 31 04:21

PHOTOS: Could Michelle O lunches actually be getting worse?

While proponents of Michelle Obama’s overhaul of the National School Lunch Program boast kids and parents actually like the changes, is it possible lunches are actually getting worse?

Mar 30 11:59

Homework Gives Kids Answer to Question: Are GMO Vaccines Safe to Eat?

6th grade homework asks "Are gmos safe to eat" and then lets school students know all the "benefits" including human vaccines...

Whether the answers are right or wrong, the message is clear - GMO vaccine food is a healthy part of a complete breakfast.

SEE

Mar 30 11:04

Big education firms spend millions lobbying for pro-testing policies

The four corporations that dominate the U.S. standardized testing market spend millions of dollars lobbying state and federal officials — as well as sometimes hiring them — to persuade them to favor policies that include mandated student assessments, helping to fuel a nearly $2 billion annual testing business, a new analysis shows.

Mar 30 07:43

Sussex students join UK’s wave of Israel boycotts

Students at the University of Sussex in the UK have voted overwhelmingly in support of their student union being part of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

In a cross-campus referendum that closed on Friday, 806 students voted in favor of BDS (68 percent of votes cast), compared to just 373 votes against.

Mar 30 04:46

Thousands rally against Cuomo’s billionaire-backed education scheme

Students, parents, and teachers protest New York governor's plan to tie standardized tests to teacher evaluations

Mar 29 16:37

An American neo-Orientalist in Tehran

The scholar who seemed so politically naïve, never expressed a political word and persistently presented himself as an agreeably smiling man with intellectual resources suddenly proved to a be a covert pro-Zionist who may even garner a medal of honor from Mr. Netanyahu, Dr. Ismail Salami writes of Harvard scholar Stephen Greenblatt

Mar 29 10:01

Thousands rally against Cuomo’s billionaire-backed education scheme

Students, parents, and teachers protest New York governor's plan to tie standardized tests to teacher evaluations

Mar 28 06:35

Disabled teacher in Gaza inspires his students to never give up

A young teacher who lost three limbs in an Israeli missile strike leads by example, showing his young students how to overcome adversity.

Mar 27 15:47

3 USG justices resign after being threatened with impeachment

“No one wanted to be responsible for taking OSU Divest’s initiative off of the ballot,” she wrote in a letter she told The Lantern after the meeting that she had read to the USG General Assembly. “Many people, including those that have accused my actions of simply having a meeting to compromise a solution to a problem and suggesting action as unconstitutional, wanted to see the issue off of the ballot.”

Mar 27 07:56

President TripAdvisor: “We Compete With Google”

The American company TripAdvisor Inc. 14 years of the little-known site with tips for travelers and feedback into a business that combines multiple services with annual revenues of more than $ 944 million. The site came up with Harvard graduate, the programmer Stephen Kaufer – today he is the president and CEO of TripAdvisor Inc.

http://whatisusa.info/president-tripadvisor-we-compete-with-google/

Mar 27 04:01

Internships With The National Park Service In Historic Places

The Foundation shall elect twenty undergraduate and graduate students to work with the team of NPS.

Hispanic Access Foundation, in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS) launched the Latin Legacy Program: Internship Program 2015, known in English as the Latino Heritage Internship Program, or LHIP.

This professional internship program has been designed by the NPS in order to prepare the next generation of protecting our public lands and historic sites, the availability of these, and the participation of the Latino community in conservation.

http://whatisusa.info/internships-with-the-national-park-service-in-hi...

Mar 26 14:54

Parents Must Sign Permission Slip Before Kids Can Eat Oreos

There are 18-wheelers with brake problems, hungry bears just stumbling out of hibernation, and lawnmowers that suddenly shift into reverse. And then there’s the unparalleled danger of Double Stuf Oreos. Thank goodness this teacher requires parents to sign off on cookie consumption—if they dare.

Mar 26 12:25

Eloquent 4th Grader Brings Crowd To Its Feet After She Rebukes Govt School Testing

One Florida 4th grader, who could barely see over the podium as she gave a rousing speech to the Board - just couldn't take being a mere statistic any more when it came to the new standardized testing.

Students aren't even allowed to tell parents what the test covers...

WATCH and applaud this 9-year-old...

Mar 26 07:03

What today’s college activism is all about; And the revolt against the empire

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

In the 1960s, there was a fearful and terrible thing called college activism.

It was fearful and terrible for the US war machine, during the Vietnam disaster.

From that moment, the establishment decided: this must never happen again...

Mar 25 20:53

3 Subjects Schools Could Teach to Improve the World

As a former teacher who spent 7 years in the system, one of the things that really bugs me about today’s schools is the undercurrent of fear and control-based social conditioning that they subject our children to. Yes, our children do learn valuable skills and information, but often at the cost of their overall health and prosperity. Our schools, while they do indeed try, ultimately fail to fully harness the power of today’s young minds because they emphasize routine, discipline and testing over exploration, compassion and innovation.

Another problem today in education is that we simply aren’t teaching kids what they really need to know to be successful in life. While it is important to learn basic math, science, and reading to survive in today’s world, it is also important to teach kids how to thrive.

Mar 25 11:24

TEXAS BILL WOULD HAVE TEACHERS ASSESS STUDENTS MENTAL HEALTH & REPORT TO COPS

Schools are already a hotbed of “criminal” activity as assessed by teachers, with students routinely suspended or arrested for having bubble guns, toy guns, or even drawing guns. In the latter case, a girl of five drew a shape resembling a gun in crayon, then turned the drawing towards a classmate and said “pew, pew!” That was enough for the teacher to report her to school administrators, who then forced the girl to sign a “suicide and homicide” contract, stating that she wouldn’t harm herself or others. They also wanted the girl’s mother to take her into a psychologist for “her issues,” which the mother has rightly refused to do.

Mar 25 09:48

GROWING SUPPORT FOR BDS AT CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES

Student union at McMaster University in Hamilton votes to support the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Mar 25 09:11

No more physics and maths, Finland to stop teaching individual subjects

Finland, one of the leading educational hotspots in the world, is embarking on one of the most radical overhauls in modern education. By 2020, the country plans to phase out teaching individual subjects such as maths, chemistry and physics, and instead teach students by 'topics' or broad phenomena, so that there's no more question about "what's the point of learning this?"

Mar 25 03:07

NASA Conducted An Experiment With Twins Astronauts

This study aims to understand the behavior of the body for a long time in space.
Astronauts twins hope to provide the US space agency (NASA) a better understanding of the effects of long space travel on the human body with a unique experiment in its class to begin this week.

Seeking fly a manned mission to Mars, astronauts experienced, and twin brothers, Mark and Scott Kelly, will participate in a study of one year.

http://whatisusa.info/nasa-conducted-an-experiment-with-twins-astronauts/

Mar 24 22:11

Ipredia OS

Any Good?

IprediaOS

IprediaOS is a fast, powerful and stable operating system based on Linux that provides an anonymous environment. All network traffic is automatically and transparently encrypted and anonymized.

Many applications are available in IprediaOS, including mail, peer-peer, bittorrent, IRC chat and others.

Mar 23 14:40

Chef's Input Helps Make School Meals Healthier, Study Finds

How chefs can spot mistakes of school staff to help children eat better

Mar 23 11:30

Rotten to the “Common Core”

The Common Core State Standards Initiative (CC) for primary and secondary education in public schools are the latest in a long line of bureaucratically imposed directives pushed by cultural communists and multinational corporations in order to establish a single, uniform educational system throughout the United States.

Mar 23 10:20

9 BILLIONAIRES ARE ABOUT TO REMAKE NEW YORK’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS—HERE’S THEIR STORY

Hedge-fund manager Whitney Tilson stands at a Harvard club podium in midtown Manhattan, facing a room full of investors eating eggs and bacon, and eager to learn more about charter schools. The walls of the wood-paneled room are lined with the portraits of Tilson’s Harvard forefathers. Above the podium where Tilson stands hangs an ornamental gold ship, swaying. In the corner of the room is a large screen, on which the logos of the day’s sponsors, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation, float like guardian angels. Two large stone fireplaces dominate the west end of the room. Their exaggerated mantelpieces are each decorated with two empty crests and a laurel—symbols of power drained of any purpose.?

Mar 23 07:45

Stephen King: I’m rich, tax me

Mar 22 07:59

Making “America as user-friendly to Jews as possible.” The Anti-Defamation League and the Indoctrination of our Youth

I’ve recently been occupying my spare time with careful study of the ADL’s “Anti-Bias Lesson Plans and Resources for K-12 Educators.” On the ADL’s website, it is said that these lesson plans, which target children in grades three through twelve, have been designed to help “educators” “integrate multicultural, anti-bias, and social justice themes into their curricula.”

Mar 21 19:13

A+ 3-minute rap video: Schools fail to educate on Life’s most vital issues

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

Hat tip: Zen Gardner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xe6nLVXEC0

Boy in a band’s 3-minute Don’t stay in school rap video powerfully communicates usual frustrations about high school-level education:

Students learn structure of government, including rights and leaders’ rosy rhetoric, but never compare current events to discover to what extent those rights exist, and to what extent leaders’ rhetoric match the reality of actual events.
Students aren’t trained about how money is created, mortgages, and having a job.
Students don’t know promised universal human rights (and here, here, here).
Students learn abstract math that 99%+ of adults never use (algebra, trigonometry, calculus) masked as “real-world” situations, when real-world problems exist that kill thousands and millions (and have solutions).
The conclusion is that topics that don’t apply to actual practical living, “don’t stay in school.”

We in alternate media agree.

Mar 21 14:15

CANADIAN PUBLISHER FACES JAIL FOR POLITICAL WRITINGS!

Hello. My name is Arthur Topham and I am the owner, publisher and editor of the online alternative News site RadicalPress.com which has been operating in Canada for the past sixteen years. Over the last eight years I have been involved in legal battles with the Canadian government, first the Canadian Human Rights Commission and now the federal legal system over alleged offences that purportedly violate Canada's "Hate Propaganda" laws (Sections 318 - 320) of the Canadian Criminal Code (CCC).

Mar 21 09:29

Scholarslip - Inside the Student Loan Debt Crisis

Determined to speak up about America’s crumbling higher education system, three students at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism rallied the voices of an indebted generation. The trio of aspiring journalists—Alex Lancial, Tara Molina and Jake Stein— produced a documentary entitled “Scholarslip”. The 26-minute production examines the student debt crisis in the United States and delves into issues local to Arizona. Illustrated through the voices of student debtors as well as university and government policymakers, “Scholarslip” explores five critical issues: increasing costs of tuition; deteriorating quality of higher education; diminishing value of a college degree in the job market; student dependence on state and federal financial assistance; and the effects on personal lives and aspirations.

Mar 21 01:33

Conformity Starts Earlier than You Might Expect

The human mind easily adapts and conforms to ideas, behaviors and the environment around it, often as a means of fitting in and surviving. Most people are content to follow along with what others are doing, even if it transforms them to the point that they do not recognize themselves. Over time, one’s convictions morph to what is widely acceptable in society, destructive acts are deemed constructive and necessary, succumbing to authority is considered necessary, and blurring the lines of morality becomes the norm.

Mar 20 20:31

Debt-damned economics: either learn monetary reform, or kiss your assets goodbye (7 of 7)

*hyperlinks live at source*

The following is my high school teaching assignment for Advanced Placement Macroeconomics students (available as extra credit for other classes) on how money is created. I offer this for non-profit use; divided into seven sections:

Instructions (1 of 7)
Contextual orientation: seeing the past as clearly as possible (2 of 7)
Money and bank credit (3 of 7)
Fractional reserve banking (4 of 7)
Debt (public, private) and money supply (5 of 7)
Historical struggle between government-issued money and private bank-issued credit (6 of 7)
Cost-benefit analysis for monetary reform in your world of the present (7 of 7)
**

6. Cost-Benefit Analysis for Monetary Reform

Mar 20 11:00

“By Any Standard, Wealth Inequality At Historic Levels” Since Recovery From 2008 Economic Crisis

Charles Hugh Smith

Note to the higher education industry: issuing diplomas doesn’t magically create new jobs in the real world.

By virtually any standard, wealth inequality has soared to historic levels in the six years of “recovery” since the Great Recession of 2008-09. Economist Emmanuel Saez, who has long collaborated with Thomas Piketty, described the recent extremes of wealth inequality in a recent paper Striking it Richer: The Evolution of Top Incomes in the United States, which provides an in-depth look at the widening gulf between the top 1% and the bottom 90% from 2009 to 2012.

Here is a chart of the top 10% share of income, based on their research (the note in red marking the beginning of financialization in 1982 is my own):

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Mar 19 09:38

Bailout is back: Fannie and Freddie likely need “additional Treasury investment” after derivatives losses

There is trouble again for federal mortgage backers and bailout queens Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, whose failures helped to trigger the housing market collapse and subsequent 2008 economic crisis

Mar 19 09:20

University of California President Janet Napolitano Says ‘We Don’t Have To Listen To This Crap’ As Students Protest Potential UC Tuition Hikes

University of California President Janet Napolitano remarked to a fellow regent that they “didn’t have to listen to this crap” as protesters denounced potential tuition hikes during a meeting Wednesday in San Francisco.

Mar 19 08:30

The Group Is All

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

“A single thought simultaneously held by several people isn’t some miracle. The course of history is a process of liberation from that circumstance, and the emerging miracle was one individual thinking his own thoughts. That was the great change. And now people want to reverse it. They want to go back. They want to call it evolution.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

More and more, education is entraining children to think of themselves as part of a group.

This is one basic way to cut off the consciousness of being an individual and what it really means.

The government, the State, has now become the beneficent leader of The Group, and if you need confirmation, just ask any politician. He’ll give you a sound bite or two...

Mar 19 07:38

Christina Aguilera Praises Unschooler Musician "There's No Teaching What You Do"

Eric Blair
Activist Post

Producers of NBC's The Voice present him as a "shy farm boy," but 15-year-old Sawyer Fredericks' unique folk sound may be aided by something else. He is unschooled.

Sawyer's father runs the Facebook page The Unschool Dad described as "A radical unschooling dad of 5 sharing our journey!"

Although the show never mentions this fact, Christina Aquilera, a judge on the show, made a comment following Fredericks' successful performance in the second round of the show that sort of proves the point of unschooling...

Mar 19 06:57

BACK OFF BITCH NO ONE CAN MAKE ME SAYS BLACK STUDENT

After a black high-school boy repeatedly punched his teacher in the
face, sending her to the emergency room, the teacher, who is white, was
advised by the assistant principal not to press charges. The
administrator lectured her about how hard it is for young black men to
overcome a criminal record.

Mar 19 06:42

Supreme Court to rule today on religious teaching in schools

The Supreme Court of Canada is set to issue a ruling this morning that could determine how religion is taught in some schools.

The case centres on Loyola High School in Montreal’s Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood, a private Catholic school that wants to opt out of Quebec's ethics and religious culture program.

Loyola High School was founded by the Jesuits in 1896 with the mission of teaching with a Catholic perspective.

When the Quebec government introduced its provincewide ethics and religious culture course in 2008, Loyola tried to get an exemption — but failed.

Mar 19 05:05

Suspended A Fraternity Of Penn State For Posting Illicit Images

Members of Kappa Delta Rho had a social network with images of selling drugs and naked women.
A fraternity at the Penn State University was suspended while officials investigate allegations that the group maintains a private Facebook page where he allegedly posted photos of partially nude women and illicit activities and the consumption and sale of drugs.

The bodies of university security officials said members of the fraternity published pictures of selling drugs, acts of ‘bullying’ and women seemed to unconsciousness or asleep. Police said the page, which belongs to the members of the fraternity Kappa Delta Rho, had about 150 members exclusive invitation, some current students and graduates and others.

http://whatisusa.info/suspended-a-fraternity-of-penn-state-for-posting...

Mar 18 09:06

World War II myths fuel Western crimes

Freshman US Senator Tom Cotton already has two claims to fame. First he wrote a letter to Iran in an effort to sabotage his own President’s diplomatic efforts and start a war. And then he set an all-time record by invoking Hitler in less than one minute during his first Senate speech.

Sen. Cotton thus stands condemned under Godwin’s Law, which states that whoever mentions Hitler first automatically loses the debate. “Playing the Hitler card” is widely reviled. Yet people like Cotton cannot resist the temptation.

Why has the demonization of Hitler—and of anybody one wants to demonize through comparisons to Hitler—become such a massively overused, utterly shopworn cliché?

Mar 18 07:15

‘Jew-hating campaign’ seen with Israel divestment movement on campuses

The three swastikas found over the weekend inside a Jewish fraternity house at Vanderbilt University weren’t the first — the Nazi symbols were painted recently on Alpha Epsilon Pi houses at Emory University and the University of California, Davis.

It could be a drunken prank, or it could be that those few smears of graffiti represented something larger. A survey of 1,157 Jewish college students at 55 campuses released in February by Trinity College and the Louis D. Brandeis Center found that a whopping 54 percent said they had experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism in the past year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those swastikas could also be another hate crime hoax by Israel's supporters to build public sympathy. There have been many such hoaxes exposed time and again, such as the professor at Claremont College in California or the jewish student caught drawing swastikas on her own door at George Washington University.

If you think about it, nobody BUT Israel still thinks the swastika is important.

When you were a child, and played cops and robbers or cowboys and indians, you wanted to be the good guy, either the cops or cowboys. The younger children had to be browbeaten into playing the bad guys whether robbers or indians. Well, the Nazis are generally viewed as the bad guys and nobody really wants to be them. The posers pretending to be modern nazis inevitably turn out to be a front for some intelligence or propaganda operation.

For the rest of us, WW2 and the Nazis are history from before we were all born, including myself, and I am 62. Were it not for Israel's constant exploitation of the Nazis for political gain, most of us would recall Hitler as poorly as we recall the Kaiser!

But contrary to the "Jew hater" or "Antisemitism" spin, the opposition to Israel's government is the result of their actions, not their religion or ethnicity. It is their BEHAVIOR that is a problem and defending Israel's aggressions by screaming "Jew hater" makes as much sense as defending the Nazis by screaming "German hater!"

Mar 17 20:05

Debt-damned economics: either learn monetary reform, or kiss your assets goodbye (5 of 7)

*hyperlinks live at source*

The following is my high school teaching assignment for Advanced Placement Macroeconomics students (available as extra credit for other classes) on how money is created. I offer this for non-profit use; divided into seven sections:

Instructions (1 of 7)
Contextual orientation: seeing the past as clearly as possible (2 of 7)
Money and bank credit (3 of 7)
Fractional reserve banking (4 of 7)
Debt (public, private) and money supply (5 of 7)
Historical struggle between government-issued money and private bank-issued credit (6 of 7)
Cost-benefit analysis for monetary reform in your world of the present (7 of 7)
**

4. Debt (public, private) and money supply

Mar 17 14:42

It's Official: Americans R Stupid

As Americans, we tend to be pretty full of ourselves, and this is especially true of our young people. But do we really have reason for such pride? According to a shocking new report from the Educational Testing Service, Americans between the ages of 20 and 34 are way behind young adults in other industrialized nations when it comes to literacy, mathematics and technological proficiency. Even though more Americans than ever are going to college, we continue to fall farther and farther behind intellectually. So what does this say about us? Sadly, the truth is that Americans are stupid. Our education system is an abysmal failure, and our young people spend most of their free time staring at the television, their computers or their mobile devices. And until we are honest with ourselves about this, our intellectual decline is going to get even worse.

Mar 17 12:17

The Graduation Rate Of Hispanics Increased

The education gap between majority and minority in the US decreases slowly.
The high school graduation rate of Hispanic students increased by four percentage points between 2011 and 2013, at a rate faster than most Anglo students and other minorities, according to data provided by the Department of Education.

According to statistics, between 2011 and 2013 the total rate of high school graduation increased by 2.4 points to 81.4 percent (%), to stand at its highest level in history.

http://whatisusa.info/the-graduation-rate-of-hispanics-increased/

Mar 17 10:24

School Kicks Gifted 11-Yr-Old Student out for Having Marijuana... That Just Turned out to Be an Ordinary Leaf

These are the people in charge of public education and our criminal justice system, America.

People who will completely ruin a child, screw up his life, and overreact to the point that it makes soap operas look like CSPAN on a Tuesday and all because they can’t bother to tell the difference between a smoke-able illegal substance and a normal ass leaf.

I don’t even know what else to say. This is the dumbest story I have read all year, perhaps even more ignorant than that time the school suspended the kid for “making a terroristic threat” by declaring he was going to make another kid disappear with his magical one ring from The Hobbit movie.

I actually feel dumber for having read it, for it thus lodging into a crack somewhere in my grey brain matter and possibly staying there forever like the Three’s Company theme song.

Thanks a lot, Bedford County public schools for making me stupid, too.

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Mar 17 09:12

ITALY, SPAIN TO FOLLOW IF GREECE EXITS EUROZONE, SAYS GREEK DEFENSE MINISTER

Panos Kammenos, Greece’s defense minister, spoke to German newspaper “Bild” on Saturday, saying his country’s leaving the euro could precede an exit by Italy and Spain, followed by Germany in the future. “If Greece explodes, Spain and Italy will be next and then at some point, Germany. We therefore need to find a way within the eurozone, but this way cannot be that the Greeks keep on having to pay,” Kammenos told Bild.

Mar 17 08:35

It’s official: Americans R stupid

As Americans, we tend to be pretty full of ourselves, and this is especially true of our young people

Mar 17 07:19

Boy Suspended for Year and Prosecuted for Bringing A Leaf to School

Carey Wedler
Activist Post

An 11-year-old boy has endured relentless attacks from the government for bringing a leaf to school that tested negative for marijuana.

Nevertheless, he was suspended from school for a 364 days and charged with possession of marijuana – even after it was proven on multiple occasions that the plant was not weed...

Mar 16 18:05

This Is A National Crisis: Parents Should Be Screaming Bloody Murder About The Quality Of The Education That Their Children Are Receiving.

As Americans, we tend to be pretty full of ourselves, and this is especially true of our young people. But do we really have reason for such pride? According to a shocking new report from the Educational Testing Service, Americans between the ages of 20 and 34 are way behind young adults in other industrialized nations when it comes to literacy, mathematics and technological proficiency.

Mar 16 17:57

Debt-damned economics: either learn monetary reform, or kiss your assets goodbye (4 of 7)

*hyperlinks live at source*

The following is my high school teaching assignment for Advanced Placement Macroeconomics students (available as extra credit for other classes) on how money is created. I offer this for non-profit use; divided into seven sections:

Instructions (1 of 7)
Contextual orientation: seeing the past as clearly as possible (2 of 7)
Money and bank credit (3 of 7)
Fractional reserve banking (4 of 7)
Debt (public, private) and money supply (5 of 7)
Historical struggle between government-issued money and private bank-issued credit (6 of 7)
Cost-benefit analysis for monetary reform in your world of the present (7 of 7)
**

3. Fractional reserve banking

Mar 16 11:37

Toy Guns in America: The 1950s Versus Today (Video)

Check out this old toy gun commercial from the 1950s or '60s and compare it to how children who play with toy guns (or even their own food or fingers fashioned like a gun) are treated today.

Do you think kids today are going to want to uphold their 2nd Amendment rights after they are terrorized and suspended or expelled by their schools for chewing a breakfast tart into an L-shape or being forced at age five to undergo a psych eval for bringing a Hello Kitty bubble gun to class? Even little kids playing with finger guns are considered a serious threat today.

Mar 16 10:55

VIDEO: Cop Shoots 8th Grade Child With Taser Gun for “Being Disruptive”

POWHATAN COUNTY, VA — Think back to 8th grade: do you remember ever talking out loud or being “disruptive”?

Imagine if the punishment was an armed police officer approaching you and shooting you with a Taser gun, frying your nervous system with electrical voltage, for being “disruptive.”

That’s what happened at Powhatan Junior High School on Friday, according to reports.

Mar 16 07:50

ORWELLIAN NIGHTMARE UNLEASHED ON SCHOOLKIDS

Rather than merely asking for a right or wrong answer to a math, history or science question, the new assessment industry is capable of boring into a child’s attitudes, values, opinions and beliefs, all of which parents and privacy advocates say is no business of the government’s.

The pushback has led some state education systems to recommend a reduction in the amount of high-stakes testing in public schools.

But, parents beware, the sudden realization that maybe too much testing is going on is not going to lead to less data being collected. Quite the opposite.

But what if your child’s teacher could have access to a software application that allows her to collect data on your child in real time, without ever rolling out a test?

Enter the BOSS app. It is just one of countless new data-collection products available to school systems looking to collect data on the sneak.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And please be aware: these dossiers will follow the kid from kindergarten through high school.

Mar 16 07:48

SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT CONFIRMS COMMON CORE PUBLISHER IS SPYING ON KIDS’ SOCIAL MEDIA

They’ll say they need to do it to keep your kids from cheating, but this is just the beginning.

Mar 16 07:03

VIDEO: COP SHOOTS 8TH GRADE CHILD WITH TASER GUN FOR “BEING DISRUPTIVE

Think back to 8th grade: do you remember ever talking out loud or being “disruptive”?

Imagine if the punishment was an armed police officer approaching you and shooting you with a Taser gun, frying your nervous system with electrical voltage, for being “disruptive.”

That’s what happened at Powhatan Junior High School on Friday, according to reports.

An officer at the school shot an 8th grade student with a Taser gun for “being disruptive.”

The Powhatan Sheriff’s Department claims that it started when the student was “disruptive” in the cafeteria.

The student was then taken to the assistant principal’s office, where, they claim, the “disruptive” behavior continued.

An armed police officer stepped in and decided to try to place the student in handcuffs, but the student reacted by trying to flee, according to reports.

That’s when the officer pointed his Taser gun at the student and shot him as the student was running away from the officer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, THIS is what passes for education in Virginia?!?

Were I a parent at this school, I would pull my kid out of that school immediately, and home-school.

The camera footage will tell the tale; but whatever happened to being able to talk to a kid coherently, and getting them to talk about what is making them angry?!?

IF education in this country is reduced to teaching to the test, coupled with the application of stun gun attacks, with no exposure to critical thinking and problem solving, this country's future is in deep jeopardy.

Mar 16 06:08

"Cancel All Student Debt" - The Petitions Begin

With global moral hazard having long ago become institutionalized, and codified as "monetary policy", catering almost exclusively to the TBTF entities in the financial sector, we were surprised it took as long as it did for Obama to announce (as he did last week), that the administration is now studying "new bankruptcy options" for student loan borrowers: code word for an across the board student debt moratorium, or forgiveness.

Mar 15 10:49

Help With Math Homework

Trasmitele taste for mathematics your child with activities of daily living.

By Miriam Myers

Math homework your child brings home may look different than remember when you were a student. How can you help your child if you do not understand the procedure? And if so, how you can guide your child with homework without just give the answer?

http://whatisusa.info/help-with-math-homework/

Mar 15 08:09

The Familiar Double Standard in Oklahoma

The uproar over a racist fraternity chant rolls on and has now prompted the (illegal) expulsion of two University of Oklahoma students for speech crime. Besides foreshadowing what could be the future for fraternities, there’s a familiar double standard popping up in this case.

Mar 14 12:03

Fourteen Students Are Accused Of Raping Two Fellow High School In LA

Police said eight of the arrests were made in school.
Nine teenagers between 14 and 17 years were arrested Friday on charges of raping two minors, for over a year and off the campus of the Venice High School, according to police and school staff. Police said eight of the arrests were made in school.

Detectives say that 14 young violations allegedly attacked two high school students Venice many times, as revealed by the Commander Andrew Smith told reporters participated. The other five students are being targeted Police Department as partners of the facts.

All defendants are minor and are fully identified, Smith said.

http://whatisusa.info/fourteen-students-are-accused-of-raping-two-fell...

Mar 14 11:35

Obama Recognizes That Much Remains To Be Done To Expand Access To Universities In The US

The US president, Barack Obama.
United States requires further efforts to ensure the right to higher education for millions of young people, in the words of President Barack Obama.

In his regular weekly address, Obama felt that this task becomes more important to the facilitating role that higher education plays to expand and strengthen the middle class, in an economy that increasingly relies on innovation.

“Knowledge is the most important skill you can offer. That is why higher education is now more than ever, the safest access to the middle class way, “he said.

http://whatisusa.info/obama-recognizes-that-much-remains-to-be-done-to...

Mar 12 08:36

Straight-A college student kicked out because he was homeschooled

With all this talk about mandatory vaccination legislation, a lot more parents are discussing homeschool as an option (while that option is even still

Mar 12 06:24

Straight-A College Student Kicked out Because He Was Homeschooled

Building one’s mind the old fashioned way will be increasingly treated the same way conscientious objectors to vaccines are, with the scorn of a system that wants everyone kept under total and utter control.

Mar 12 05:59

Obama’s OFA FAIL: ‘85% of 8th Graders Believe in Man-Made Climate Change, Too Bad Only Half the Senate Agrees’

So… eighth graders are now the scientific standard for policy decision making in this country? Gotta love these responses, too.

Mar 11 18:33

Getting Past The Issue Of Being Jewish – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

…those who oppose Israeli behaviour have to be careful not to fall into the Zionist trap of assuming, or even inferring, that Israel is identical with the Jewish people and that individual Jews cannot do other than support the Zionist state.

Mar 11 10:18

The student debt crisis time-bomb is about to implode

There’s a generational time-bomb ticking — and the student debt crisis is the trip wire.

Adults under 35 disproportionately bear the brunt of escalating inequality.

Mar 11 09:54

Obama Signs Memorandum To Help Young People To Manage College Debts

Barack Obama.

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed an executive memorandum with new measures to help college to better manage student loan debt left over 70% of whom are licensed with an average figure of $ 28,000.

By signing the memorandum in the Oval Office, Obama emphasized that a priority since coming to the White House has been trying to ensure that “all young” country willing to make the effort “can afford to go to college “.

http://whatisusa.info/obama-signs-memorandum-to-help-young-people-to-m...

Mar 11 07:23

Christian university shuts down bake sale benefiting homeless LGBT youth

A Christian university in Michigan has told students that they are forbidden from raising money for a group that benefits homeless LGBT youth because to do so would “conflict” with the university’s “mission and practices.”

According to Blue Nation Review, students at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan wanted to hold a bake sale to benefit Fierce Chicago, a relief group dedicated to providing services to LGBT homeless youth, who make up an estimated 40 percent of kids under 18 in the U.S. who have no place to live.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently this allegedly Christian university hasn't, in the 21st, century, gotten the memo that Jesus said, "Love thy neighbor as thyself", and there are zero exemptions to that exhortation to love - and that means loving everyone, and doing practical things to help those less fortunate, no matter what their sexual identity is.

This action by this dean is truly cringeworthy, and I feel very sad at the condemnatory, judgmental understanding he has regarding his faith; prayers that at some point, he will realize these are just kids who desperately need help, and not turn away from them because they are "different" in their orientation.

Mar 10 13:30

Next Mega-Bailout On Deck: White House Studying "New Bankruptcy Options" For Student-Loan Borrowers

Why is this a problem? Because as the TBAC revealed a few months back, the default risk from the $1 trillions in student loans is several orders of magnitude above the 9% student loans which the Fed has revealed as currently "in default", as one has to add those 12% of loans in deferment and 11% in forbearance to the entire risk pool. In short: a third of all student loans are likely to end up unrepaid!

Mar 09 19:44

8 Inspiring Women From History

March is Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by honoring some of the most inspiring, revolutionary and unconventional women of all time. There are plenty of well-known and celebrated women on this list, but there are plenty of others that haven’t gotten the recognition they deserve. Read on for some of the most ground-breaking, revolutionary and fascinating women in history.

Mar 09 05:59

Nobody knew what…Famous Scientist: Henry Norris Russell was going to do!

Until the early 19th century, astronomers could do little more than watch the night sky and the movements of the stars charting. But astrophysics brought many new opportunities. The American Henry Norris Russell was one of the first astrophysicists he suggested a color-luminosity diagram for research into the life of stars. This so-called HR diagram is still a resource for astronomers.

Read Full Story: http://whatisusa.info/nobody-knew-what-famous-scientist-henry-norris-r...

Mar 08 14:50

Don't Stay in School

Mar 08 12:19

The Punishment for Ignoring Obamacare Penalty Might Surprise You

Now that April 15th is on the horizon, many taxpayers are bracing themselves for the inevitable penalty that will hit them if they don’t sign up for Obamacare. It’s estimated that at least 3 million households may have to pony up 1% of their income, or $95 per adult, if they don’t have insurance; a number which is poised to expand to 2.5% for the 2016 tax year.

However, for all its bluster and intimidating language, the Affordable Care Act might not have any teeth. Recently, a tax expert writing for Forbes noticed that Obamacare, while far-reaching and burdensome in terms of what it demands from the American people, offers little to no repercussion for anyone who would be tempted to avoid it.

Mar 08 10:39

SWAT Team Shows Up To Elementary School to Promote Police State USA

Arlington, Texas – A fully loaded and equipped SWAT team invaded Webb Elementary School for “Career Day” this week.

The officers weren’t there to raid the school or arrest anyone, but they certainly looked like they were going to so. The SWAT officers were all carrying high-powered weapons and wearing paramilitary gear as if they were about to raid a terrorist organization.

The police proudly bragged about the event on their Facebook page, posting a number of pictures with fully-clad SWAT members standing on a stage in front of small children.

The police say that they were there to “educate” the children, but were these theatrics truly necessary for a career day at an elementary school?

One of the comments on the facebook post by Arlington police summed up the entire premise of such a display:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a parent of a child at that school, and had not been given a written/emailed notice by the teacher of my child that this was going to happen, with an "opt-out option", after that event, I would have pulled that kid out of school and started home schooling so quickly, that the principal's head would be swimming.

This has absolutely no place in true education, and that the principal didn't have the horse sense to resist this must mean that they were "educated" via Common Core Curriculum!!

Mar 07 07:40

New Study: Endocrine Disruptors in These 6 Products Causes Obesity & Lowered IQ

Researchers from New York University (NYU) have published a study showing how endocrine disrupting elements found in common chemicals and pesticides “could be disrupting hormones resulting in health costs of up to €157 billion ($209 billion) across Europe.” Thomas Zoeller, biology professor at the University of Massachusetts (UM), told the press : “I hear often this concept that if there isn’t overt toxicity, you don’t have a problem. The effects of EDCs on the population level are not consistent with overt toxicity like death or cancer. A decrease in IQ is not something that’s visible on the surface, but you are taking away human potential.”

Mar 07 07:16

VIDEO: How ADHD Is Linked To A Failing Education System

Robinson believes that ADHD is a by-product of this chaos, pointing out that the condition “has risen in parallel with the growth of standardized testing”. He questions whether the children who are being prescribed Ritalin to calm them down aren’t simply being anesthetized instead, adding that a focus on the arts (being present and fully alive) would be a much better solution to the problem of boredom and fidgeting in class. “Anesthetics shut your senses off and deaden them,” says Robinson. “We shouldn’t be putting [children] to sleep; we should be waking them up.”

Mar 07 06:22

Ohio State to require proof of vaccinations for incoming students

New Ohio State University students will have to prove that they’ve had shots to protect against a list of vaccine-preventable illnesses.

The vaccine requirement, which starts in August, comes almost a year after a mumps outbreak on and near campus sickened almost 500 people. A later measles outbreak north of central Ohio amplified discussions about boosting immunization rates throughout the state, including at universities and colleges.

Mar 06 08:42

Common Core rebellion: Thousands of HS students walk out over test

Two New Mexico high school students who organized what became thousands of kids to walk out of class this week appeared on national TV Thursday to explain why they did it — and describe the ugly reality that is Common Core.

Students across the country are required to take an annual Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC test, which is aligned with Common Core standards. For students in New Mexico, scoring on PARCC exams determine 50 percent of their grade.

The tests “don’t encompass the learning styles of many different other students and that kind of leaves people out,” Guiney added.

He predicted that if all schools switch to the Common Core teaching style the PARCC tests are geared to, “some students are going to stop going to school.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The tests are not about education, and critical thinking; they are about indoctrination, and having a work force incapable of thinking for itself, which is the agenda nearest and dearest to the heart of the US Federal Government and Department of Education.

I know a number of small independent schools here in Hawaii who are not teaching Common Core standards, and it is their kids who have the best chances at being accepted at the college of their choice, finishing well, and doing well in life.

Mar 06 08:34

Parents who let kids walk home alone found responsible for 'unsubstantiated' neglect

The Maryland parents under investigation over letting their children walk home by themselves have been found "responsible for unsubstantiated child neglect" by local child protective services.

Danielle and Alexander Meitiv said they received a letter last weekend notifying them of the Feb. 20 decision in a case that has garnered national debate over parenting styles and philosophy. They plan to appeal the finding but said they first consulted with an attorney before commenting publicly Monday.

Officials began investigating Meitiv and her husband after someone called police last Dec. 20 to report that their children — Rafi, 10, and Dvora, 6 — were walking home from a playground about a mile away from their house in Silver Spring, a Maryland suburb outside Washington, D.C.

Police had also received an anonymous call about the kids two months earlier, on Oct. 27, after the kids were playing at a closer park, just blocks away from their home. That case was later dropped by CPS.

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It is obvious that Maryland's CPS is at war with the families of that state, just as the CPS departments are at war with families nation-wide.

And can someone please tell me how the sam hill the state can charge the parents with "unsubstantiated child neglect"?!? The word "unsubstantiated means that there is no tangible proof of child neglect.

These people appear to be good parents; they just need to be at their jobs during the day, as millions of other American parents need to be. Does that make all these parents bad parents, particularly if they have done the "due diligence" to insure that when they settle into a neighborhood, if they have, or are planning to have kids, that the neighborhood is safe?!?

I think not.

And what, pray tell, is the Maryland CPS doing about police brutality against inner city kids who deal with violence perpetrated by school cops?!? As reported this January by wbaltv.com:

he 11 News I-Team has obtained video of a violent scuffle between a school police officer and three middle school girls, and it brings into question whether the officer's use of force was justified. Tashona Neals' daughter, Diamond, after a fight inside Vanguard Middle School in October. The girls had to be taken to a hospital, and their children were sent to alternative schools. A gash in a forehead and blood on a shirt is not what any parent expects to happen to a child, especially at school. "She had six stitches. No, I'm sorry -- 10. Four on the inside and six on the outside," said Tashona Neals, the mother of 13-year-old Diamond. The girl's injuries came at the end of October inside Vanguard Collegiate Middle School in northeast Baltimore. What happened that day was captured on the school system's surveillance cameras. The altercation started when Diamond's cousin, Starr, had an encounter with the school police officer, who could be seen on the video looking up a stairway. "Starr said they was changing classes," said Vanessa Ward, Starr's grandmother. "The officer was hollering at her and said, 'Little girl, get down here.' And so Starr said, 'My name is not little girl, it's Starr.' Starr came on down the steps, and Starr said that's when the officer grabbed her." The video shows the officer push Starr against a wall. Starr's sister, who was also a student at the school, said she heard there was a fight.

So what the hell is the Maryland CPS doing to protect kids like this from the real probability of physical abuse they face from school police, who very obviously have had zero training in walking and talking back confrontational behaviour?!? One big, fat, hairy NOTHING.

For Maryland's CPS's perspective the Meitiv family was a "safe" target to attempt to label as neglectful, as a means of scaring other families in the situation where no family member was available to walk or drive their kids to, and from school.

But for a kid like Diamond Neals, who desperately needed to feel safe and protected at her school, Maryland's CPS doesn't give a rat's anus. Otherwise, there would be intensive training to school police about avoiding confrontation, which sure as hell hasn't happened.

Mar 06 07:47

Students accused of rape have too many rights, say some at campus rape panel

A “Confronting Campus Rape” discussion at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Monday night delved into the rights of the accused versus the rights of the accuser, a panel discussion during which participants suggested campus rape victims are largely mistreated and dismissed.

Some in the audience even suggested that the accused should not be innocent until proven guilty, and the emotionally charged talk included suggestions by UW-Madison professor Anne McClintock that “men on campus … are at greater risk of being assaulted on campus than they are of being falsely accused of a rape” and that “this university does expel students for plagiarism, but not for rape.”

A UW-Madison student on the panel who described herself as a rape survivor said she had, however, successfully gotten the first male student ever expelled from UW-Madison for rape.

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The US tried this back in the 1990s, creating a non-existent rape crisis and hysteria, to turn women and men against each other in the usual divide and conquer tactics used to prevent the American people from uniting against the real threat to them; the US Government itself and the predations of the Federal reserve. During the 1990s, militant feminism made rape the second most falsely reported crime in America, according to the FBI's Supplemental Crime Statistics.

Mar 06 07:28

This state thinks teaching US history is dangerous

Not enough American exceptionalism

Mar 05 15:04

“I’m Gonna Show You What a D*** Is”: 12-Yr-Old Student Records Teacher’s Profanity-Laced Tirade

The teacher actually told his students he is going to show them what a d*** is, then he goes on to say, “I’m gonna d*** your a** over.”

Perhaps the crazier part of the story is how the principal reportedly reacted to the video when the parent of the student who shot it showed up at the school, recoding in hand...

Mar 04 16:39

Conservative campus paper warned over satirizing terrorists

No student or student group at a public university should have to fight for their First Amendment rights. But as I’m preparing for graduation in a few short months, that’s exactly what I find myself doing—fighting for the rights of my student publication.

Mar 04 13:16

6-Year-Old Suspended and "Reeducated" After Pointing Finger Like Gun

Yet another in a series of crazy "guns that never were" in the school system, where a child must bear harsh punishment.

Mar 04 12:42

Terror 101: Scottish primary school kids given terrorism homework

A Scottish school has come under fire for issuing primary school kids homework featuring questions about global terrorist organizations. Children were asked to describe the various tactics of Al-Qaeda, the IRA and Hamas.

Mar 03 07:18

Kansas Could Put Teachers In Prison For Assigning Books Prosecutors Don’t Like

Testifying against the bill earlier this month, Kansas National Education Association general counsel David Schnauer called the legislation “a solution looking for a problem,” arguing that its real effect would not be to protect minors from harmful materials, but to undermine “legitimate educational programs and curriculum.”

Mar 02 10:40

Four Reasons Young Americans Should Burn Their Student Loan Papers

Hell No, We Won’t Go –1967
No Way, We Won’t Pay –2015

Fifty years ago students burned their draft cards to protest an immoral war against the people of Vietnam. Today it’s a different kind of war, immoral in another way, waged against young Americans of approximately the same age, and threatening them in a manner that endangers not their lives but their livelihoods.

There are at least four good reasons why America’s young adults – and their parents – should take up the fight against financial firms who are holding high-interest student loans that total more than the nation’s credit card debt, and more than the total income of the poorer half of America.

Feb 26 08:12

EU is being promoted in skewed history lessons: Academics warn teachers are promoting a 'soft push' for further European integration in British classrooms

The history of Europe is being taught to pupils in a ‘distorted’ way in order to promote the EU, a leading British historian has claimed.

Professor David Abulafia, of Cambridge University, said the ‘soft push’ for further European integration that had been seen in French and German education was beginning to ‘creep in’ to British classrooms.

Feb 25 10:00

Watch as Florida Parents are Treated Like Children for Questioning School Curriculum

I examined seventh-grade “Civics in Practice” and it contained numerous factual inaccuracies. For example, on Page 100 it states, “The Constitution can be changed in two ways; formally by Amendment, and informally by Government.” This notion of dictatorship is enhanced by eighth-grade textbook “United States History,” which states on Page 185, “The President issues Executive Orders. These commands have the power of law.”

While some called us book-burning Nazis, Page 274 of “Civics in Practice” states, “Citizens must be alert to propaganda” and glittering generalities is a “type of propaganda which often uses words such as freedom and patriotism.” This world government indoctrination is augmented on Page 425, where a geographical map of North America eliminates the United States, and places our great nation in nine new “cultural nations.”

For pointing this out, one public speaker at the School Board textbook workshop called us “narrow-minded, racist Bible-thumpers.”

Feb 23 10:36

Worship The State (Performed By School Children)

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Lena Riefenstahl would be proud!

Feb 22 09:23

Enter The Common Core Nazis....Dad Faces 10 Years In Prison For Asking Question At School Meeting

Feb 22 08:27

This state thinks science should be cut from the curriculum

The public educational system is totally broken, and if you need proof look no further than considerations of the Colorado Board of Education to allow local districts to cut science and social studies from graduation requirements.

Incredibly, these “proposed reductions…stem from the group’s conclusion that the bar should be college readiness, not success.”

Feb 21 09:26

The bizarre war against AP U.S. history courses

This week an Oklahoma legislative committee voted overwhelmingly to effectively ban the teaching of Advanced Placement U.S. history classes. The bill’s author, Rep. Dan Fisher (R), said that state funds shouldn’t be used to teach the course — which students can take to receive college credit — because he believes it emphasizes “what is bad about America” and characterizes the United States as a “nation of oppressors and exploiters.” Fisher’s proposal to replace the ready-made, nationally used, college-recognized AP curriculum — studied by hundreds of thousands of high school students each year — with a homegrown substitute would cost the state an estimated $3.8 million.

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